The term Girl Boss has gotten quite the press lately. Besides the title of an excellent book/ Netflix special, it’s also become a movement. If you’re not a fan of the phrase due to its connotations of diminished aptitude due to gender, I totally get that. But what it doesn’t reduce is the fact that women all over have taken, earned, and gained more power and motivation thanks to motivational female speakers everywhere.
So why am I introducing or referring to the term at all on my little blog? Well I think it’s time to start writing more about things that I deal with everyday. I’m in management, which can be incredibly hard. It’s hard to run a business, hard to manage the stress, but more importantly hard to manage others. But I have been doing just that for at eight years and have worked in my field for fourteen. Because this is something I have experience at, it just feels natural to write about it.
Motivational speakers/writers/bloggers/podcasters are so crucial to work life in my opinion. I’m constantly cheering on my associates and peers. And I have read my share of self-help and professional advice books. I absolutely adore them and I’m sure you’ll see plenty of book reviews on some in the coming months. I have a select few that are my favorites, but whenever I find someone new that grabs my attention I learn something new.
That being said, a lot of them are highly geared towards entrepreneurs or those women that already run successful business. But where are the speakers that help us aim for goals in corporate jobs or helping run someone else’s business? Are we just supposed to read through the lines? Or comprehend in a way that makes sense to our lane?
I will admit that I myself would like to own/run my own business someday. I am not a person that wants to work for someone else for forever. But I currently am with no set end date. I also don’t think there’s anything wrong with working a job you love, but where you’re not the “star.” Not everyone wants to make partner, not everyone want his or her or their name on the building. And that is awesome!
Why is that awesome? Because it’s still a goal! You still have very valid dreams and passions that you want to achieve. I think that if a speaker or influencer were a little more motivating in that regard or even more specific for those dream makers, the work pool could be a happier, highly motivated place.
Crack the Code
Since I am not necessarily nominating myself for this position (even though you might see some more motivation/work oriented blog posts like this) I want to teach you how to “crack the code” or like I said before read between the lines. Use the empowering words that they give you and mold them to fit your dreams. I know that this is true of most motivational speeches, but become very specific. Repeating their words, add how this is going to impact your day to day. How you will chose to use their words.
I think that now is a good time to point out that this is going to be my last word on this. I think it’s incredibly important to lift each other up, every single person. There are many things that I’ve learned in my management career and I want to bestow some of that knowledge onto you. Sure you can probably already look up some things I’ll tell you, but I’ll make sure to give it that Cassie flair.
If you’re curious as to what other topics I might cover I’ve been thinking about things such as things I look for when I give an interview, or things I look at on a resume or how to be an irreplaceable employee. I think that these things are crucial coming from someone that is in the work force, on the front lines. If there’s anything else you’d like me to cover from the perspective of a girl boss then let me know down below! And if you want to see more, sign up on my home page.